The American Way, Volume one, The Hits CD
November 3, 2006 - 11:05:00 AM
Elvis CD News
Uncut sessions as recorded at American Studios, Memphis, during January/ February, 1969. These sessions have been available on home made discs, in a sound quality X generations removed from the original sources.
With this release comes the real thing from the original 'import' tapes, on 5 single volumes. Each accompanied with a 16 pages fully illustrated booklet, featuring rare photos, memorabilia and in-depth information on those exciting times, written by a leading expert on Elvis, the man, and his music.
Volume one, The Hits, focuses on the hit singles, pulled from the American Studio sessions:
In The Ghetto / the session [01-21- 69]
Suspicious Minds / the session [01-23-69]
Kentucky Rain / the session [02-19-69]
Rubberneckin' / take 1 [01-21-69] ***
Don't Cry Daddy / undubbed M [01-15-69]
Mama Liked The Roses / undubbed M [01-15-69]
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.